Deputies Follow Trail of Blood, Arrest a Suspect for a Stabbing at State Park
SAN RAFAEL — A man was stabbed at a state park last weekend and a suspect is in custody. Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputies followed a trail of blood to locate and arrest the person believed responsible for the crime.
The stabbing occurred at China Camp State Park, after-hours when the park was closed to the public. The victim was stabbed multiple times at a picnic area, where several persons were found drinking.
An altercation occurred more than three hours after the park was officially closed. The victim was stabbed repeatedly at approximately 9:30 p.m. He sustained several wounds and was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
The victim was stabbed in front of witnesses who told deputies that the suspect ran away. Deputies recovered a bloodied knife believed used in the stabbing as evidence.
Deputies located the suspect, who was also bleeding, outside the park near 1600 Point San Pedro Road. He was detained close to the shoreline of San Pablo Bay, where he received first aid for wounds on his hands.
The 36-year-old roofer who lives in San Rafael, Evelio A. Hernandez-Perez was arrested January 23 at 10:25 p.m. Hernandez-Perez was booked into Marin County Jail on January 24 at 1:38 a.m.
Hernandez-Perez remains in custody on open charges in lieu of $500,000 bond. Presently, he faces one charge for attempted murder.